Network Day 2023: Are You Relevant?

Thu 9 November 2023 - 11am - 4pm

This event looked into the topic of the arts often being accused of being elitist and in a time of ever tighter margins and competitive funding whether it's all too easy to focus on the bottom line, but at what cost? If our communities don't feel at home in our buildings will we quickly become redundant?

The day saw inspirational speakers, training sessions and conversations with other arts professionals come together to help venues find opportunities to better understand the needs and interests of their audiences and how to craft a programme of events which both excites and better represents them.

We were delighted to work with Brixton House as our hosts for the day, a brand-new theatre space in the heart of London making radical steps to engage with their local community.

The Network Day 2023 sessions covered:

  • Sharing and shaping your Visions & Values with communities
  • Embracing the opportunities of Access & Inclusion
  • Better representing the Diversity of your community
  • Building strategies to recognize your existing and potential audiences
  • Understanding the future trends & opportunities within arts & culture